GRAVE DIGGER Name New CD

German power metallers GRAVE DIGGER have set "Rheingold" as the title for their upcoming CD, due on May 26 through Nuclear Blast Records. According to an official press release from the band, "The concept is following the Saga of the Nibelungs. We worked out 'The Ring Of The Nibelungs' from Germany's famous composer Richard Wagner. ...

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SOULFLY Announce U.K. Dates

SOULFLY have lined up a batch of U.K. shows in support of their current album, "3". Confirmed dates are as follows: Mar. 19 - London, UK @ Astoria Mar. 20 - Wolverhampton, UK @ Wulfrun Mar. 22 - Glasgow, UK @ Garage Mar. 23 - Manchester, UK @ Academy 2 ...

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METALLICA Bassist Search: Rumors Abound

Former SUICIDAL TENDENCIES and current OZZY OSBOURNE bassist Robert Trujillo is rumored to have made three trips to METALLICA's Bay Area headquarters in the recent weeks to audition for the vacant bassist slot in the group. Also said to have tried out for the band is former MARILYN MANSON bassist Twiggy Ramirez, a close friend ...

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ICED EARTH Sign With SPV/STEAMHAMMER!

Veteran Florida metal act ICED EARTH have inked a new worldwide deal with SPV/Steamhammer Records. The band are presently working on their new studio album, "Glorious Burden", due in late summer/early fall. ICED EARTH mainman Jon Schaffer had the following to say regarding the signing: "Well people, the deal is finally done. ICED EARTH will ...

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Former METALLICA Bassist Announces TV, Radio Appearances

For all of you in the San Francisco Bay Area who receive KRON Channel 4 on television, former METALLICA and current VOIVOD bassist Jason Newsted will be interviewed on the "Morning Show" today (Jan. 16) between 8:00 a.m. and 9:00 a.m. PST. At the same time, Jason will be visiting the "Lamont and Tonelli" morning ...

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CHRIS CORNELL Admits To Stint In Rehab: 'It's Like School'

AUDIOSLAVE frontman Chris Cornell spoke with Spin magazine for their February issue. Asked about the rumors that he just got out of rehab for an OxyContin addiction, Cornell revealed, "OxyContin? Who told you that? That's a weird rumor, because the truth is that I'm in rehab right now. I've been there for a month. I'm ...

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Former ANTHRAX Singer: Solo Track Posted Online

A brand new NEIL TURBIN track, titled "Keep The Fire", has been posted online at this location. "Keep The Fire" comes off the former ANTHRAX singer's forthcoming solo debut, "Threatcon Delta", due in March via Metal Mayhem Music. The song, which was written by Vernon Anderson and Neil Turbin, features contributions from the ...

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IRON MAIDEN: The CLIVE BURR TRUST FUND Update

IRON MAIDEN's official web site, www.ironmaiden.com, has posted an update on the status of the Clive Burr Multiple Sclerosis Trust Fund, created in early 2002 to benefit former MAIDEN drummer Clive Burr. Burr is suffering from multiple sclerosis — a disease of unknown cause. The disorder is causing him intermittent numbness and can affect his ...

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